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PS5 Will Not Be Backwards Compatible With PS3, PS2, or PS1 – Ubisoft

The backward compatibility of the PS5 is apparently limited to PS4 games. Ubisoft’s support page shows that the PS1, PS2, and PS3 games will be left out.

One of the features of the PS5 is backward compatibility with PS4 games. Sony’s goal is to get around 4,000 current generation games to run on the new console. Already at the launch, the 100 most played PS4 titles are almost fully supported.

But will the backward compatibility go beyond PS4 games? Sony has not yet wanted to comment on the support of PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 or PS1 titles. The French publisher Ubisoft jumped into this gap and left a clear statement on its official FAQ page. Accordingly, the backward compatibility of the PS5 will only be extended to the PS4 games.

Ubisoft writes the following on its official support page: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.”

Of course, that’s not a big surprise, as Sony always referred to PS4 games for backward compatibility. Nevertheless, the statement from Ubisoft must be taken with the necessary caution, because it does not come directly from Sony.

Also for backward compatibility of the Xbox Series X Ubisoft made a comment. As it is well known, this goes beyond Sony’s approach: “Backwards compatibility will be available for supported Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox titles.”

The PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be released this fall. A release for the new Microsoft console was confirmed in November. Sony did not want to talk about the release period of the PS5. While no dates were given for either console, there are also big question marks behind the prices. In the end, it should be between $500 and $600 USD.